Sunday, November 4, 2012

1. What are your favorite tools you now have in your personal technology toolbox? Briefly describe a particular activity that you will plan for your students using at least one of these new tools.
Stupflix for vocabulary and Google docs for a place to share information with parents and students,

2. How have you transformed your thinking about the learning that will take place in your classroom? How has your vision for your classroom changed? Are you going to need to make any changes to your classroom to accommodate the 21st Century learner?
I think the tools will allow the students to have choices and allow for better preparation for working in the future.

3. Were there any unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you?
I did not realize how little I knew about the Internet and about the different programs out there.

Tool 10

1.Discuss at least three things you would want to make sure your students understand about being good digital citizens.
Plagiarism and copyright laws that effect what they post and what the write as well as etiquette to prevent bullying.

2. Share at least one of the resources mentioned above or on the Ed Tech website that you plan to use instructionally.
Netsmatz Teens and common sense at Brain Pop

3. Explain briefly how you would "teach" the idea of digital citizenship to your students.
Introduce the common sense video from Brain Pop, classroom discussion followed by the Netsmrtz teen and followed by further discussion including the consequences of misuse.

4. Explain briefly how you plan to share the idea of digital citizenship with your parents. Parent letter with sites to help explain what is expected of the students.

Tool 9

Integrating technology will create motivation and prepare students for the 21st century. I liked Sir Ken's ideas and think we need to think seriously about giving those choices in the curriculum.

Tool 8

How to set up an Itunes account.

How to sync the Ipad to the computer.

Tool 7

I would like to Skype a  project with another country- preferablly one with a different monetary system than ours. I would:
1.Have students discuss the differences of the monetary systems.
2. Work out the cost of a simple meal in both monetary systems.
3. Plan a trip for a week converting the funds and creating a budget.